Scope and Content
Title: Nat Segaloff Papers,
Date (inclusive): 1958-2008
Collection number: 354
Creator: Segaloff, Nat
University of California, Los Angeles. Library.
University of California, Library Special
Los Angeles, California 90095-1490
Abstract: The collection consists of materials pertaining to
Nat Segaloff's career as a freelance writer, producer, teacher and journalist. A
highlight of this collection is the large amount of material pertaining to the
Physical location: SRLF
COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE AT SRLF: Open for research. Advance notice
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heir for permission to publish where The UC Regents do not hold the
[Identification of item], Nat Segaloff Papers, 354, University of California,
Library Special Collections, University of California, Los Angeles.
The collection is a gift of the creator, Nat Segaloff.
Nat Segaloff is a freelance writer, producer, teacher and journalist whose
broadcast, writing and hosting career has included positions for CBS radio,
Westinghouse Television, network affiliates and independents, and U.S. field
producer for the BBC. He has written special material for Edward Asner, William
Baldwin, Angela Bassett, Warren Beatty, Maria Bello, Annette Bening, Toni
Braxton, Jamie Lee Curtis, Dom DeLuise, Michael Douglas, Michael J. Fox, LisaGay
Hamilton, Herbie Hancock, Dustin Hoffman, Anjelica Huston, Samuel L. Jackson,
Natalie Maines, Esai Morales, Sarah Jessica Parker, Paula Poundstone, Alan
Rosenberg, James Whitmore and numerous other celebrities and public figures.
Segaloff's writing has appeared in Film comment, International documentary,
Boston magazine, Written by, Boston after dark, Time out (USA), The Journal of
the Producers Guild of America, The Word Guild magazine, Audio/video interiors,
The Tab, Animation magazine, American movie classics magazine, Moving pictures,
The Boston globe and The Christian science monitor. He has taught on the faculty
of Boston University and Boston College, and worked on motion picture
advertising and publicity campaigns for Paramount, Disney, Columbia, United
Artists, Fox, and MGM. In addition, he has written books on personalities such
as: John Huston, Arthur Penn and William Friedkin and on such topics as: the
Hollywood Blacklist, employment in the television field, romantic films,
etiquette, and writing for television.
Scope and Content
The collection consists of materials pertaining to Segaloff's career as
freelance writer, producer, teacher and journalist. A highlight of the
collection is the extensive collection of Hollywood Blacklist materials
collected and used by Segaloff as research material.
Included are materials related to Segaloff's newspaper, magazine, radio,
television and film projects. Amongst these projects are "Alien Voices." In 1996
Nat, John de Lancie, and Leonard Nimoy formed a production company named Alien
Voices to produce audiobook dramatizations of classic science fiction stories
acted by "Star Trek" performers. The idea came from John's recreated production
of the Orson Welles classic Invasion From Mars that was done for LA Theatre
Works and NPR. Because the radio play was so short, Nat and John wrote a sequel,
When Welles Collide that trashed tabloid news media. They had so much fun that
they formed a company to keep doing it. They did five titles for Simon &
Schuster Audio. Included in the collection are marked-up copies of the scripts,
sample tapes, never-released behind-the-scenes footage (DVD, VHS and mini
cassette), audio outtakes, and corporate paperwork.
Another project of note is the Segaloff radio play, "The Waldorf Conference."
"The Waldorf Conference" is a play about the secret meeting held in New York's
Waldorf-Astoria Hotel on November 24 and 25, 1947 among 48 film company
businessmen to decide how the industry should react to the HUAC hearings just
concluded in Washington from October 20-30 at which charges were leveled against
10 men for alleged Communist party membership.
Segaloff compiled a detailed description of the collection contents which is
attached to the finding aid as a PDF.
The collection is organized into the following series:
- Series 1. Projects
- Series 2. Hollywood Blacklist
- Series 3. Research Material, 1970-